Little Sprouts


The Little Sprouts Room




We believe each child is a unique individual, discovering the world in his or her own way.  Like snowflakes, no two children are the same.  As teachers, it is our job to help guide the children in their classroom and facilitate their educational journey; helping to set them on the path to becoming well-rounded citizens of the world.  As teachers, it is incredibly rewarding to be a part of this discovery, not only for the children, but for the parents too.  We welcome all families to be active participants in their child’s education!



Jacqui, Little Sprouts Teacher

Hello! I’m Jacqui Vinje-Shields, a passionate, excited, and enthusiastic educator with eight plus years of education and experience under my belt. I have my degree in Early Childhood Education, with which I love to observe children make connections as they experience learning. I love to read, watch movies, hike, and travel with my family- my husband and our three children are my whole world. My husband Jon and I will be married for TEN YEARS in 2022, we have a set of B/G twins, Harris and Evelyn, in elementary school and welcomed our youngest, Liv, in March of 2021- our family is complete and we couldn’t be happier. My hope is to help instill a love of learning in your child, as that is something I love to do- I am constantly diving in to new activities and challenges in life! I can’t wait to begin working alongside you and your child as we make new connections and grow together!






Amanda, Little Sprouts Teacher

Hello, my name is Amanda Zuber. I have a degree in Studies in Education from Edgewood College, and I have been teaching in the early childhood field for the last 15 years. I started teaching at The Learning Gardens in January 2021, and have taught in the school age virtual learning classroom, summer camp, and helped out in many other classrooms, prior to joining the Little Sprouts classroom. My teaching style includes a lot of fresh air and outdoor time for exploring and discovery play, as well as including children’s interests in lesson plans and everyday learning opportunities. I grew up on a dairy farm south of Madison, so I love incorporating and sharing my rural upbringing with my students! I am excited to be a part of the Little Sprouts classroom!